Aquatics

General Information

The University Club of Palo Alto is pleased to offer year-round programs for juniors and adults.  With the year round coaching, there is a passion for swimming at the University Club.  Our 25-yard pool with diving well is open all year from 7a.m. – 9p.m.   A children's wading pool is also available.  The Club offers swim lessons by a staff of excellent instructors. Swim Team and lesson programs are under the supervision of the Swim Director.

 

Programs Overview:

 Summer Swim Team

  • UC Sharks
  • Ages 4 - 18
  • Members only summer program designed to introduce young people to the spirit of swimming.
  • Open to all levels of swimmers.
  • Runs May - July

Year Round Swim Program
  • Matadero Creek Aquatic Club (MCAC)
    • Year Round competitive program
    • Ages 6 - 14
    • Monday - Saturday
    • Heightened expectation of commitment and participation
    • Will be participating in local swim meets with other year round swim clubs               
  • Junior Sharks Pre-Competitive Swim Program
    • Ages 5 - 10
    • Monday - Thursday
    • This program will focus on the fundamentals of all four swimming strokes through perfect technique in a fun learning environment.                
 
Masters Swimming
  • A program designed to create a fitness opportunity for our adult members, 18 years old and above, of all levels & abilities.
  • Organized practices offered Monday - Saturday, year-round. Contact Stephanie Wells at swells@ucpaloalto.com
 
Swim Lessons
  • Private & semi-private lessons are offered year-round.
  • Group lessons are offered during the summer months.
  • Contact the pool manager for lesson information.
 
Learn to Swim Program
  • A program designed for beginning swimmers, potty trained, ages 3 & up.
  • Offered September - November & April - July
  • Contact Stephanie Wells at swells@ucpaloalto.com for more information.

 
AquaFitness Program

  • Taught by AquaZumba instructor, Irene Ortiz
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am  
  • Great low impact exercise with amazing calorie burn

 

Swim Team Committee

Board Liaison
Darryl Putnam
Chairperson
Erika Erickson
Members
Dana Fenwick, Susie Hwang, Roxanne VanNice,  Laurie Pasmooij, Colleen Backstrand, Nicole Thom